SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
  VA_Full_Priscilla Tey_Photo 01Priscilla Tey
Faculty of Visual Arts

Priscilla graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2015 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts (Honours) in Illustration. Following that, she completed her postgraduate studies at the National Institute of Education, specialising in both Art and English education.

During her time as a secondary school teacher, Priscilla continued to explore the intersections between Art and English in education. She collaborated with the English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS) between 2017 to 2018, conducting classroom research and co-authoring a research paper on Visible Thinking Strategies. Her efforts earned her an Outstanding Contribution Award (Team) in 2017 and the opportunity to present her team’s published research at the 2018 ERAS-APERA International Conference.

Apart from educational research, Priscilla is also a published picture book author and illustrator. Her first picture book was published internationally in 2018 by Candlewick Press and has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. With a strong passion for illustration, Priscilla has worked with a wide range of clients in the publishing, film and design industries, both locally and abroad. Additionally, her illustrations have been featured at the Society of Illustrators in New York (2013) and Los Angeles (2015), as well as at the Orchard Ion Art Gallery (2018) and the Ocean Financial Centre (2014) in Singapore. In 2019, Priscilla was a member of the organising committee for MOE’s annual art teacher exhibition “aedge”. She oversaw the exhibition’s visual design and co-created its publicity materials with another art teacher.

With a profound love for the arts, Priscilla continues to build on these experiences and develop her craft as both an artist and a teacher. She is enthusiastic about sharing the joys of art-making with her students and is excited to help each young artist discover their creative voice during their time at SOTA.